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Love the Hard Way [Jul. 16th, 2003|12:15 am]
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What an...interesting movie.
Love the Hard Way. It's a love story. And the moral of the story is that love? Is totally fucked up. It's simultaneously the best and worst thing that can happen to you.
Adrien Brody is a marvelous actor though. No, wait. I take that back. He is an Actor, with a capital "A."
It's an odd movie, this. It's shot entirely in New York, but it was made by Germans and has a very prevalent, decidedly heavy, "German" feel to it.
It a good movie. It's well acted and filmed nicely...but, somehow...it's not satisfying.

Except, of course, for the bits where Adrien Brody has his shirt off.

It's definitely dark. Compelling...
I don't know if I liked it or not. I just know that it was good.
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[User Picture]From: kalinichta
2003-07-16 10:14 am (UTC)
I don't know if I liked it or not. I just know that it was good.

That, right there. That has me absolutely dying to see this movie now because that's basically how I felt when first listening to the band that was to become one of my holy triumvirate of music, Shudder to Think. I first listened to their "Pony Express Record" album, and, at the time, it was just so... bizarre. It was brilliant, utterly, but I couldn't tell if I liked it or not. It actually took me a while before I realized I loved it and had to have everything they recorded.

So now I am absolutely prone to work that is obviously good but does not cut a line straight to "like" or "dislike." Something that makes you think and mull and maybe have to look at it from different directions, in different lights... Wonderful.

And if you add a chunk of "definitely dark" and a heaping helping of Adrien Brody, then I'm just gone.

Now if it just had Al Pacino and/or Robert DeNiro...
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[User Picture]From: talonvaki
2003-07-16 10:31 am (UTC)
"That, right there. That has me absolutely dying to see this movie now..."

HA! Liar! It's the bit about Adrien Brody not having his shirt on, be honest.

Kidding...I know what you mean. You're in the presence of such genius...whether it's noble genius or evil genius, you can't decide...but it's genius all right, and you have to respect that.
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[User Picture]From: kalinichta
2003-07-16 11:02 am (UTC)
HA! Liar! It's the bit about Adrien Brody not having his shirt on, be honest.

A-ha! but I already knew he'd be shirtless because I saw a lovely clip on "The Orlando Jones Show."

Respect the genius, yes, exactly. Sometimes it doesn't seem like there's enough genius to go around in the film industry. Or it gets squeezed out and watered down by the industry itself.
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